A 'green dragon' jar and cover Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Lot 88
A green enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover Qianlong seal mark and of the period
£100,000 - 150,000
US$ 170,000 - 250,000
Auction Details
A 'green dragon' jar and cover Qianlong seal mark and of the period A 'green dragon' jar and cover Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Lot Details
A green enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Typically painted in delicate blue and neatly enamelled in rich translucent green with two five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls between stiff lappets at the foot and a narrow ruyi-head band below the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, at the shoulder, the cover with a central coiled dragon.
21cm (8¼in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Christie's London, 10 June 1996, lot 125
    The Inder Rieden Collection

    The present jar continues a tradition which first emerged in the Kangxi period; see a green enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Kangxi mark and of the period, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, vol.38, no.190. A similar green enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and of the period, from the Tianminlou Foundation, is illustrated by L.A.Cort and J.Stuart, Joined Colors: Decoration and Meaning in Chinese Porcelain, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong, 1993, pl.45; and for another example, see Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p.271.
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